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Museo Donizettiano

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A nice place to visit, if you are staying in Milan, is Bergamo. It is easily accessible by a 50-minute train and can be visited in one day. When you arrive in Bergamo, you will meet your guide at the funicular, the cable car station. The tour will focus on the upper city, which is where the medieval city center is located. Once you arrive you will visit Piazza Vecchia, the main square of Bergamo and the Campanone, the bell tower, which is also a panoramic point of the city. Afterwards you will visit the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, from the Romanesque period, and decorated with the extravagance of the Baroque style. Other main attractions of your tour in Bergamo are the Antico Lavatoio and the Cittadella Viscontea. And best of all, Gelato! You will stop at the ancient “Gelateria”, where the favorite flavor of the Italians was invented, Stracciatella, milk-based ice cream with chocolate chips.
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Malgorzata wrote a review Sep 2020
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A proper museum for admirers of the composer Bergamo, rich in memorabilia and curiosities about his life and works, located in the largest baroque palace, Citta Alta. It is a little pearl . Man immerses himself in Gaetano's works and becomes a participant in his extraordinary life. Located in a very quiet street , the museum is dedicated to the work of Gaetano Donizetti, the master of classical music who brought Bergamo art to the world. He wrote an impressive amount of 600 compositions . In this exhibition you will find some interesting scores in display cases, old musical instruments, portraits and Donizetti's everyday objects . Recommended for opera fans and Gaetano Donizetti fans.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ALISON H wrote a review Dec 2019
Harrogate, United Kingdom561 contributions175 helpful votes
Plenty to see here even if you are not carried away by the sight of musical manuscripts .It gives an overview of Donizetti's life as well as his musical career . You can see pianos that he would have played , his court uniform when he was employed at the Viennese court and even the chair in which he sat for most of the time when he was dying . You can discover the influence of Mayr , the Bavarian choirmaster , who helped Donizetti on his way to becoming a composer .
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Mar 10, 2020
Dear Alison, thank you for you detailed review.
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Gillian S wrote a review Nov 2019
Limerick, Ireland1,193 contributions177 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our visit here. Yes it is small but it was so interesting to learn about Donizetti even if you are not a musician it is a really informative. A great museum.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Nov 6, 2019
Thank you, your review is very important for us!
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russelll719 wrote a review Jul 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
An hour by train from Milan, Bergamo is a MUST. The city is charming...the new and the old on different tiers with fabulous views and wonderful restaurants. The Museo is a great snapshot of the Great composer, and the composer's birthplace is a short walk through town.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Responded Jul 8, 2019
Thank you for the kind review!
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vessi80 wrote a review May 2019
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom905 contributions324 helpful votes
Saw various tributes to him in the Scala Theatre Museum so was thrilled to make it here before 1pm closing. Entrance is 5 euros but free with your Bergamo or Lombardy Museum Card. This may be small but it's a carefully curated tribute to an admired composer. Portraits ,musical scores , piano, plus many personal objects belonging to Donizetti and his family. If you don't know much about his life and tragic end then there's plenty of information here. Thanks to the wonderful Alessia C from the museum who took time to give me info about Donizetti's house in Bergamo. Also,thanks to Alessia, I visited the wonderful Carrara Museum in the Citta Bassa the following week and was able to view in Room 27, Loverini's famous painting of 'The last hours of Donizetti'. Wonderful visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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